Australia Dairy Co. has been on my Hong Kong restaurant list for a while now but has not been crossed out until our recent trip. Since our Tsim Tsa Tsui hotel room does not include breakfast, we usually just eat out somewhere near but I immediately suggested going to Australia Dairy Co. in nearby Jordan. Australia Dairy Co. is a Hong Kong cha chan teng (breakfast place) famous for eggs and custard. They are open everyday except Thursday.
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Take the MTR to Jordan Station and take the C2 exit, turn left after exiting. Walk past the 7-11 and Circle convenience store then cross the street on the right. The restaurant is located in the middle of the street. The map above should help you locate it better.
You won’t the place as there is a line waiting to get in. Be sure to be attentive since the one in charge of letting people in sometimes lets people enter depending on the table that opens up. He even got a bit ticked off when a couple in front of us was not paying attention when he was asking if they wanted a table for 2.
After a short wait, we got a table near the food dispatching area. We could really feel the hustle and bustle of the place while perusing the menu. English menus are available upon request. Service was very fast but a bit no nonsense, typical of most Hong Kong establishments.
I decided on their Breakfast Set (HK$26 orP143) The set comes with toast with butter, a bowl of macaroni with ham in chicken soup, fried or scrambled eggs and coffee or milk tea (an additional HK$2 or P11 for cold drinks). This set is only available until noon time and is replaced by the Lunch set after.
I had scrambled eggs, a dish Australia Dairy Co. is popular for and it did not disappoint. The eggs are really fluffy and tasted of butter, perfect. The macaroni was also quite good, this is something you can find in most cha chan teng’s. Cold milk tea was my drink of choice.
Irene had the Tea set (HK$26 or P143). The set comes with toast and butter, fried or scrambled eggs and fresh milk. this one is available the whole day. The milk is from Kowloon Dairy and is in cute little bottle which Lauren brought home. We also saw the same milk as well as a chocolate version being sold in 7-11.
Lauren was not in the mood to order anything so Irene just gave her the milk and order a cup of hot milk tea to go with her meal. Lauren even ate part of her scrambled eggs.
Watching people around us ordering some custard got me envious so order one for myself, Egg Custard stewed Chinese Style (HK$20 or P110). I love eggs, its something I can have in any shape or form everyday, and this was no exception. The custard was soft and silky and I really loved it. I later found out that they were more known for the Egg white and milk custard one. I’ll have to try that one out next time.
I wonder what this waiter was thinking about standing in the pudding corner watching the chaos of the entire restaurant.
The prices at Australia Dairy Co. are quite good, service is fast and efficient but the most pleasant. The place is almost chaotic, part and parcel of the experience aside from the wonderful eggs and custard. Lauren loved the eggs and milk and even wanted to go back the next day. When she saw me making this post, she just gave out a loud sigh. I recommend a visit if ever you are in Hong Kong.
Australia Dairy Co.G/F 47-49 Parkes Street
7:30 to 11:30
Closed on Thursday
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